Cost of Living

There are no tuition fees for our PhD program. There is only a semester fee of 280 Euro per term. It includes free public transportation on buses, trams and local trains in the province of Northrhine-Westfalia. It also permits you to have meals at a "mensa", a university cafeteria, at reasonable prices.

To be enrolled as a student at the university, health insurance valid in Germany is mandatory.

The following list gives a rough estimate of the living expenses per month for a student in Bonn.

Living expenses per month

health insurance

280 Euro


450 Euro


250 Euro

clothes, etc.

80 Euro

books, etc.

50 Euro


100 Euro


1210 Euro

plus semester fees per term
(including a public transportation
for the entire province (Land))

280 Euro